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Last Post 23 Feb 2020 10:00 AM by  theo98
Ruger 1950 Standard Red Eagle
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theo98
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21 Feb 2020 04:46 AM

    Hello,

     

    It was recommended by Ruger for me to join and request information from the RCA on my new aqusisition, a 1950 Ruger Red Eagle Standard, SN-3560! After my through take down review, it should rate as an NRA "Excellent" status, with 99% perfect bluing and a basically "new" look (inside and out), including an original Red Eagle grip emblem. Rifling is superb and overall, appears to have been fired very little over the past 70 years! According to the Ruger senior tech, it has never been sent in for service of any kind and my described component action list is exact for the period of manufacture. The SN seems to point to an early February of 1950 mnf. date, but Ruger's records for those 1st six months of Standard production in the Red Barn are scattered at best.  Unfortunately, no box, no OM and no original invoice came with the purchase.

     

    I have pics, but not sure if my newbie status will allow me to post them...I'll try! If possible and in my described condition, of this Standard, is it possible to obtain some type of Letter-of-Authenticity and a SWAG Value to this "collectable" Standard, or does it even rate that status???

     

    Any assistance and comments would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Ted

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    john c. dougan
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    21 Feb 2020 05:03 AM

    Welcome aboard Ted. The nice early "Red Eagle" pistols are collectable and there are several large collections around the country, and they are discussed in detail in several books. The factory records for the earl y guns can be difficult to understand, but the data is there. Unfortunately, the RCA no longer has access to the factory day books, therefore we are unable to provide the dates you requested.- John

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    theo98
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    21 Feb 2020 05:17 AM

    Thanks for the quick reply, John!

     

    Happy to be a new member and glad to hear of a possible "collectability" for my Standard!

     

    The senior tech at Ruger stated their "day books" didn't get well organized till mid 1950, thus he couldn't even find Any data on my "Standard SN 3560"...came up as a 10/22?!? Easy to see in the pics, this is no 10/22!!!

     

    Is there any way for some type of authentification of this Red Eagle, maybe if just to establish a value?

     

    Ted

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    theo98
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    23 Feb 2020 10:00 AM

    Yesterday I was given a link to a very educational and detailed gun show participant, the [url="https://gunblast.com/Hamm_Tulsa2004_4.htm"]Bob Belknap's Ruger Red Eagle Display[/url] at the 2004 RCA Show in Tulsa! 

     

    I've been reading about the Ruger Collectors "Type" ratings for Red Eagles, but was never able to get my hands on what it was or how it came about. Now, I have much better clarity of the Ruger Standard Collector's language and decided to get-in-writing what I Think I understand into a .jpeg document! 

     

    I've attached the data for anyone's use, compliments to the hard work, many years and frustrations I'm confident that Bob (and many others here) collaborated on and consolidated to put this body of data on display!! Any errors or juicy details that need correction or addition, please let me know...I'll update the page then re-post! FWIW, my new Red Eagle edition is a Type 2:!:   

     

    Thanks,

     

    Ted

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